Gov. Brian Kemp Backs Juneteenth as Georgia State Holiday
Gov. Brian Kemp is supporting a plan to add Juneteenth as a mandatory 13th holiday for Georgia state employees. Lawmakers are likely to consider it after they convene in January.
President Joe Biden signed a law earlier this year making Juneteenth a federal holiday. The holiday marks when some enslaved Black people in Texas became among the last in Confederacy to learn they were free.